Two-handed bowler Jason Belmonte takes his show on the road


    USBC News

    TheNextRevolutionJasonBelmonte.jpgAustralia's Jason Belmonte has gained worldwide notoriety for his revolutionary two-handed bowling style, and now, the 26-year-old will be showcasing his skills in four cities across the United States as part of 'The Next Revolution', a United States Bowling Congress program.

    The Next Revolution was created to give coaches and bowling fans a closer look at the unique two-handed style that is sweeping the globe, while also giving participants a chance to revolutionize their own games with help from some of the sport's biggest stars.

    Belmonte, the 2008-09 Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year, will roll into Detroit (Oct. 31), Chicago (Nov.1), Houston (Nov. 7) and Dallas (Nov. 8) for a series of exhibitions and clinics and will be joined (one per location) by Team USA members Kim Terrell-Kearney and Diandra Asbaty, Colombian standout Clara Juliana Guerrero and PBA star Chris Barnes, respectively.

    Although the events may vary slightly, each will include on-lane instruction, bowling ball demonstrations from ball manufacturers, a question and answer period and a chance to meet the stars and get their autographs. The highlight of each event will be a head-to-head match between Belmonte and his friends to determine once and for all if two hands are indeed better than one.

    "Two-handed bowling is changing the look of the sport, and Jason Belmonte is recognized across the world as one of the pioneers of this unique style," said Pete Tredwell, USBC Vice President of Media. "The Next Revolution is our chance to spread the word about this phenomenon and give bowlers and fans the chance to see it first-hand and get up close and personal with Jason."

    In the two-handed approach, the bowler swings the ball with both hands through the whole approach up until the release point. This style generates considerably more revolutions as the ball rolls down the lane, resulting in increased pin action.

    During his career, Belmonte has competed on six continents and posted wins on four. He has bowled in more than 30 countries and been named World Bowler of the Year on two occasions.

    In his first year on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, Belmonte became the first two-handed bowler to win a Tour event by capturing The Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic.

    The schedule for The Next Revolution events (prices and entry fees have been set by the host bowling centers):

    2009WUSOKimTerrellKearney.jpgSATURDAY, OCT. 31
    Merri-Bowl Lanes
    30950 Five Mile Road
    Livonia, MI 48154
    (734) 427-2900

    9 a.m. - USBC Coaching class
    Noon - The Next Revolution
    1:30 p.m. - The Next Revolution Scholarship Tournament

    Featuring: Jason Belmonte and Kim Terrell-Kearney (right)


    2009WUSODiandraAsbaty.jpgSUNDAY, NOV. 1
    Brunswick Zone Hawthorn
    316 Center Drive
    Vernon Hills, IL
    (847) 367-1600

    9 a.m. - USBC Coaching class
    Noon - The Next Revolution

    Featuring: Jason Belmonte and Diandra Asbaty (right)


    2009WWCClaraGuerrero5.jpgSATURDAY, NOV. 7
    Copperfield Bowling Center
    15615 Glen Chase Dr
    Houston, TX 77095
    (281) 550-8710

    Noon - The Next Revolution

    Featuring: Jason Belmonte and Clara Juliana Guerrero (right)


    200910PBAChrisBarnes.jpgSUNDAY, NOV. 8
    AMF Euless Lanes
    1901 Airport Freeway
    Euless, TX 76040
    (817) 540-0303

    9 a.m. - USBC Coaching class
    Noon - The Next Revolution

    Featuring: Jason Belmonte and Chris Barnes (right)